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Effects of Coffee Intake on Incident Chronic Kidney Disease

Drinking coffee can raise public health problems, but the association between coffee and kidney disease is unknown. We studied whether coffee intake can affect the development of chronic kidney disease in the general population. Methods We analyzed 8717 subjects with normal renal function recruited from the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) cohort. Based on […]

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Associations of Coffee, Tea, and Caffeine Intake with Coronary Artery Calcification and Cardiovascular Events

Coffee and tea are 2 of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world. The association of coffee and tea intake with coronary artery calcium and major adverse cardiovascular events remains uncertain. Methods We examined 6508 ethnically diverse participants with available coffee and tea data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Intake for each was […]

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American Journal of Medicine Editor Joseph Alpert

“Hey, Doc, Is It OK for Me to Drink Coffee?”

Many of my patients with coronary artery disease, diabetes, or hypertension have been warned at various times in their lives to avoid caffeinated coffee because they had been informed that drinking caffeinated coffee could result in increased blood pressure, worsening of diabetic control, and might even trigger a myocardial infarction. Some of my patients also […]

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